Monday, January 6, 2014

Dictionary of Psychology letter G










G
General intelligence.  Typically compared to s which represents specific intelligences.  G is the culmination of all possibilities.

GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid)
A neurotransmitter involved in the inhibition of anxiety and excitation.  Too little GABA has been associated with anxiety disorders.

Gender Identity
The internal sense of being either male or female.  Usually congruent with biological gender, but not always as in Gender Identity Disorder.

Gender Role
The accepted behaviors, thoughts, and emotions of a specific gender based upon the views of a particular society or culture.

Gender Typing
The process of developing the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions associated with a particular gender.

Generalization
The tendency to associate stimuli, and therefore respond similarly to, due to their closeness on some variable such as size, shape, color, or meaning.

Genital Stage
Freud's final stage of psychosexual development where healthy  sexual development is defined as attraction to a same aged, opposite sexed peer.

Gestalt
German word typically translated as meaning 'whole' or 'form.'

Gestalt Therapy  
Treatment focusing on the awareness  and understanding of one's feelings.

Grouped Frequency Distribution
A table showing the number of occurrences for a grouping of scores. Used a lot in educational settings where a score of 90 to 100 may be grouped as an A, a score of 80 to 90 may be grouped as a B, etc.

Group Polarization
The tendency for members of a cohesive group to make more extreme decisions due to the lack of opposing views.

Group Therapy
Psychotherapy conducted with at least three or four non-related individuals who are similar in some are, such as gender, age, mental illness, or presenting problem.

Group Think
The tendency for members of a cohesive group to reach decisions without weighing all the facts, especially those contradicting the majority opinion.

Gustation
Sense of taste.


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